The discussion of "police presence" is a little sketchy. The problem is that the literature doesn't usually distinguish between "military presence" and "police presence"...probably because all the "police" are MILITARY POLICE!--hence the resolution is largely redundant.
MERCS: not even close to topical! I would love to see this T evidence...CONTEXTUAL evidence (not just saying Mercs "police"). HOWEVER, "mercs good" is a possible advantage (they'll fill in if we leave?).
AFGHANISTAN AFF: Have not seen this one...I'm willing to bet the "police" are just a part of the larger counternarcotics operation
This is all unfortunate...I was hoping for that part of the topic to be live...But its hard to get a good advantage when removing police forces from Okinawa means that the soldiers there that rape women would have no military personnel "policing" their actions (more rape because no cops?), or removing police from Iraq, which may cause instability in urban centers...?
...wish it whould have been space or SE Asia!